Though the earlier post castigated Union in its current form, it still remains head and shoulders above soccer, for the following reasons among others:
Never a backward step
… and lastly, the nature of the battlefield:
When the national rugby side runs onto the field, this is God and Harry, St. George, the resplendent rose on the white background, the warriors, the gladiators and the style of game is far more like real warfare.
Soccer has finesse, it’s true but Union has finesse plus grunt and you can physically see, at a glance, if the team is being pushed back or is going forward. It’s the reason the royals attend matches – it’s the real deal, it’s where the last vestiges of national pride are found.